Clover Health is partnering with MedArrive to make COVID-19 vaccines available to its members in their homes.
Clover’s membership is focused on the senior market, both in Medicare Advantage and through care coordination services in traditional Medicare. As such, a number of its members are housebound and may have difficulty getting vaccinated, despite their high risk of complications from the virus.
The effort will begin in New Jersey, Clover said in an announcement.
“Many Clover members have disabilities or face other challenges that may prevent them from leaving their homes, even to obtain life-saving medical care like the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Kumar Dharmarajan, deputy chief medical officer. from Clover Health, in a report.
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“This service allows our most vulnerable members to get essential care in the fastest and most convenient way possible, which we believe will ultimately improve their quality of life, reduce hospitalizations and reduce costs. health care costs, ”Dharmarajan said.
Homebound patients may not have access to transportation and social support, and may also have mobility issues that are significant barriers to immunization.
MedArrive’s platform makes it easier for payers and providers to bring health services to their homes by leveraging a network of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and other trained health workers. This helps improve results while harnessing the skills of an underutilized segment of the workforce, MedArrive executives said.
“We strive to help as many Medicare-eligible people across the country as possible overcome barriers to healthcare by meeting with them where they are and coordinating care with the healthcare teams they already know. and whom they trust, ”said Dan Trigub, CEO and co-founder of MedArrive, in a statement.
“We are excited to partner with Clover because we believe in their approach to addressing health equity and how they leverage coordinated primary care to improve health outcomes and reduce medical expenses for their members,” Trigub said.